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AccessPrivacy Monthly Call: De-identification and anonymization developments: The OPC’s investigation into PHAC’s use of mobility data

Date of recording

Jun 28, 2023




1 Hr



Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Rosario G. Cartagena

Special Counsel, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

CLE / CPD Credit Information

  • British Columbia – General - 1.00
  • Ontario – Substantive - 1.00
  • Quebec – General credits - 1.00

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued an important decision related to de-identification and anonymization, following its investigation into the collection and use of de-identified network mobility data by the Public Health Authority of Canada (PHAC) as part of the federal government’s COVID-19 response strategy.

In this month’s webinar, Adam Kardash is joined by:

  • Rosario Cartagena, Special Counsel, Privacy and Data Management Group at Osler and Chief Privacy and Legal Officer/Corporate Secretary at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES);
  • Khaled El Emam, Canada Research Chair in Medical AI, University of Ottawa and Co-founder and CEO of Replica Analytics; and
  • Pam Snively, Chief Data & Trust Officer at TELUS Communications.

The discussion focuses on key aspects of the OPC’s decision relating to the effective approach to de-identification and anonymization, as well as other relevant regulatory expectations and evolving standards.

Language:  English

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